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'''Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins''' (July 25, 1844 – June 25, 1916) was an American Realism (visual arts)|realist Painting|painter, photographer, Sculpture|sculptor, and fine arts educator. He is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important artists in Visual arts of the United States|American art history.[http://www.tfaoi.com/aa/3aa/3aa94.htm TFAOI.com], Philadelphia Museum of Art, retrieved July 27, 2009[http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/thomas-eakins/about-thomas-eakins/581/ About Thomas Eakins, ''American Masters'', PBS] For the length of his professional career, from the early 1870s until his health began to fail some 40 years later, Eakins worked exactingly from life, choosing as his subject the people of his hometown of Philadelphia. He painted several hundred portraits, usually of friends, family members, or prominent people in the arts, sciences, medicine, and...
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Birth nameThomas Cowperthwait Eakins
Birth date{{birth date|1844|7|25|mf=y}}
Birth placePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Death date{{death date and age|1916|6|25|1844|7|25|mf=y}}
Death placePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
NationalityAmerican
FieldPainting
TrainingPennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, École des Beaux-Arts
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